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Thomas Norman

Born c.1790 - Died 1846

Thomas Norman (c.1790-1846) was the son of Edward Norman (1752-1814) and Jane Stewart (c.1756-1814) and resided at Edge Hill in Wide Water.  Edward and Jane Norman died during the winter epidemic of 1814/1815.  Thomas’ first wife was Paulina Ficklen (c.1800-1830).  He married secondly Mildred Ficklen Hill (1804-1886).  All are buried at Edge Hill.  In 1816 Thomas was Second Captain of the Flying Artillery of the 45th regiment of Virginia militia.  In addition to farming, the Norman family was involved with the Aquia Creek freestone quarries.  From 1839 to 1840 Thomas Norman served as Stafford County Commissioner of the Revenue.